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Guillaume Henri (Morisseau) Morrison (1855 - 1932)

Guillaume Henri (William) Morrison formerly Morisseau
Born in Waterloo, Shefford, Lower Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 29 Nov 1875 in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Jun 2018 | Last significant change: 24 Jun 2020
21:48: Stephen Sanders edited the Biography and Preferred Name for Guillaume Henri (Morisseau) Morrison (1855-1932). [Thank Stephen for this]
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William (Morisseau) Morrison migrated from Quebec to USA.
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William (Morisseau) Morrison has French origins.

Biography

William Henry Morrison (né Guillaume Henri Morisseau) was born on 3 May 1855 in the historical county of Shefford in Quebec, Canada, either in Waterloo or Shefford Township, and was baptized on 28 June 1855 at Notre-Dame-de-Granby, Shefford.[1][2][3] His father, Moses, was a farmer, and the family lived in a single-storied, single-family log house in his early childhood.[2] William and his family immigrated to the US in 1864, when he was 9, where they settled in Illinois.[4] For unknown reasons, he was sent or voluntarily moved to Ridott, Stephenson, Illinois, where he was living and working on the farm of William Hale.[5] He married Selina Jane Webster on 29 November 1875 in Freeport, Illinois had ultimately had twelve children together. He moved the family to Monroe, Butler, Iowa in 1879-1880.[4][6] At some point before 1890, they moved to Pocahontas County, Iowa.[7] In 1912, William, Jane, and a few of their children moved to Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan.[4] He passed away there on 21 December 1932 at the age of 77.[8] He is buried in Bethel Cemetery in Pickford.[9]

Sources

  1. "Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979," database with images, FamilySearch, Granby > Notre-Dame-de-Granby > Baptêmes, mariages, sépultures 1844-1876 > image 279 of 676; Archives Nationales du Quebec (National Archives of Quebec), Montreal. #13 - 38.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Library and Archives Canada: Shefford #284, lines 45-50.
  3. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch, Wm Morrison, Dover & Marshall Townships, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 165, sheet 8B, family 140, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,452.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Community History Archive: "Golden Wedding," The Fonda Times, v.48 n.52, December 31, 1925.
  5. "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch, Wm Morrison in entry for William Hale, 1870.
  6. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch, William Morrison, Monroe, Butler, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district ED 108, sheet 205D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0330; FHL microfilm 1,254,330.
  7. "Iowa State Census, 1895," database with images, FamilySearch, William H Morrison, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States; citing p. 372, 1895, State Historical Society, Des Moines; FHL microfilm 1,022,094.
  8. "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952," database, FamilySearch, William Morrison, 21 Dec 1932; citing Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing; FHL microfilm 1,973,216.
  9. Find A Grave: Memorial #118532833
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch, Wm Morrison, Dover & Marshall Townships, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 165, sheet 8B, family 140, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,452.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch, William M Morrison, Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States; citing ED 26, sheet 4B, line 86, family 79, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 761; FHL microfilm 1,820,761.
  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch, William M Morrison, Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 10, sheet 8A, line 24, family 159, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 980; FHL microfilm 2,340,715.


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